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    Martin Hewings's ADVANCED GRAMMAR IN USE (2005 edition), Unit 82:
    I eat most dairy products. I'm not keen on yogurt, though.

    I don't know what 'most' means in this sentence. Or should it be 'ostly'?

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    Default Re: eat most dairy products

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Martin Hewings's ADVANCED GRAMMAR IN USE (2005 edition), Unit 82:
    I eat most dairy products. I'm not keen on yogurt, though.

    I don't know what 'most' means in this sentence. Or should it be 'ostly'?

    THANK YOU.
    Joham, depending on the context of the sentence, either 'most' or 'mostly' would be correct.

    1) "I eat most dairy products; cheese, milk, whipped cream, and butter. I'm not keen on yogurt, though."

    2) "I don't care for beef or chicken. I eat mostly dairy products. I'm not keen on yogurt, though."

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    Default Re: eat most dairy products

    If you eat most dairy products that means that there are only a few dairy products that you don't eat. If you eat mostly dairy products that means that you eat little else. (Diary products constitute most of your diet.)

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